Our Mission

The National Confectioners Association advances, protects and promotes the confectionery industry.

The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization representing the $35 billion U.S. confections industry. With members in more than 40 states employing approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 facilities across the U.S., NCA exists to advance, protect and promote the confectionery industry. NCA and its members value the fun and enjoyment of chocolate, candy, gum and mints, serving as a transparent and trustworthy source while building and promoting a responsible industry. As the leading trade association for the industry, NCA is proud of the role it plays in the public’s understanding and appreciation of candy’s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

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The Future of Our Industry

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One of my favorite initiatives since I began my tenure at NCA has been the establishment of the Future Leadership …

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Americans Set to Enjoy Candy in Moderation this Holiday Season

A Q&A with National Confectioners Association President & CEO, John Downs   WASHINGTON (November 30, 2016) – This holiday season, …

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Parents Are Joining the Candy Industry In Embracing Moderation This Halloween

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This article first appeared on Medium.com where I will be posting periodic opinion pieces in the future.  Halloween is a festive time …

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Meet NCA

Our Staff

Our staff of policy, communications, industry affairs and membership experts are the sweetest staff in Washington, D.C.

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Strategic Advisory Council

Executives from leading confectionery manufacturers serve on NCA’s Strategic Advisory Council

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Board of Trustees

A representative group of NCA members – including domestic and international manufacturers, suppliers and brokers – govern the Association.

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Chocolate Council

NCA’s cocoa processors and chocolate makers are represented by this governing body.

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Membership Benefits

Members of the National Confectioners Association employ thousands of Americans in good-paying positions across the industry. Often in operation for several decades in the same cities and towns throughout America, candy manufacturers are a vital part of their communities.

You can be part of the story of candy here in the United States by becoming a member of NCA. Membership is open to companies who make or market candy in the USA, confectionery industry suppliers and confectionery brokers.

 

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